Namibian U-18 rugby team off to SA for tourney

The Namibian Under-18 Academy rugby team will leave for South Africa on Saturday to take part in a week-long tournament.

The team consists of 23 rugby players and two officials.

The tournament begins on Sunday in Wellington, said National Coordinator for the Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU) Solly Duiker here on Friday.

The team and officials will leave the country by plane.

The Namibian Government, through the NSSU, has committed a total amount of N.dollars 200 000 in order to make the trip a reality.

Local auditing firm Simonis Storms has provided N.dollars 39 750, while Alexander Forbes and Sanlam Namibia each provided N.dollars 5 000 towards the trip.

According to Duiker, the team undertook a similar trip last year to Johannesburg, South Africa, where they won two out three games.

Duiker highly applauded the Namibian Government, Simonis Storms, Alexander Forbes and Sanlam Namibia for extending a helping hand towards the young rugby players’ tour.

The team returns on Saturday next week.

The players each received new sports tracksuits and water bottles.